We wrote about the KTM Freeride yesterday on Motorcycle.com and now the Austrian manufacturer has released new photographs of the electric motorcycle prototypes, including pictures from the official unveiling at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. They are available in our Motorcycle.com gallery. KTM has also released a video of the Freeride in action. Look for it […]
2013 Husqvarna CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300 Recalled for Throttle Malfunctions
The Consumer Public Safety Commission announced a recall for the 2013 Husqvarna CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300 off-road models because of a problem with the throttle cable.
According to the CPSC, the throttle cables on the affected units may malfunction, causing the rider to lose control of the motorcycle’s speed, posing a crash hazard.
No further details about the problem were announced by the CPSC, but a similar recall on the same models was announced for Australia in May.
According to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the throttle cables may jump the cable wheel and become pinched against the upper throttle housing. In such a situation, the throttle may be stuck in the open position. Accompanying photographs (below) show the original throttle housing (left) and an updated part (right) with a grove to guide the throttle cable.
A similar throttle housing recall was announced in April for several KTM and Husaberg two-stroke models. The KTM and Husaberg models use a similar part as Husqvarna, supplied by Italian company Domino.
The CPSC recall affects 260 units in the U.S.
[Source: CPSC, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission]